Home Office hunting for a vendor to move Police data to AWS

Police standing about

Outdated police storage systems currently reside in a traditional data centre

The Home Office is looking for a partner to help migrate the Police and Public Protection systems from a traditional data centre to Amazon Web Service (AWS).

The system currently used by police and law enforcement agencies are unsatisfactory, according to the Home Office and it is looking for a vendor to support its current programme team with migrating to AWS.

"The Police Open Systems currently reside in a traditional data centre and provides an extended capability to police forces on top of the services provided by the Police National Computer (PNC)," it said. "The software and infrastructure on which these systems reside are not of a satisfactory status or versioning, and as such, there is a desire to migrate these systems to Amazon Web Services."

The Home office have advertised for a highly skilled team that is able to design AWS architecture to support existing police systems that are inclusive of storage, network and compute elements and also support the accreditation of the architecture in step one.

The team must also support user acceptance testing and Go Live activities during the development and transition of the system.

The Home Office is seeking a vendor with essential skills and experience in leading and delivering software, working with Oracle database, Java EJB's, WebLogic Server, RHEL, IDAM Solutions, Secure networks such as PSN for Policing and have a working knowledge of AWS IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

It has also listed "nice-to-have" skills and experience such as working in a complex public sector or critical national infrastructure environment and a proven track record in multi-supplier environments to bring organisations together to deliver a shared objective.

The Home Office already has an existing AWS subscription in place and the new team will work out of offices in Croydon and Hendon and alongside a programme manager, project manager, an enterprise architect and a technical architect.

The closing date for applications is the 28 August.

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